Kidnapped cleric found dead in Landi Kotal
LANDI KOTAL: The bullet-riddled body of a religious scholar kidnapped by militants three days ago, was found in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency on Tuesday, sources said.
Unidentified militants had kidnapped Mulana Mohammad Hashim from Tabai village of the remote Bazaar-Zakakhel area. His bullet riddled body way found at a deserted place. Motive behind his killing could not be ascertained. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.
In Bara tehsil, five security personnel received injuries when their vehicle was targeted with a roadside explosive device. Officials said that security forces were conducting a search operation in Alamgudar locality when their vehicle was hit by explosive device. The injured were shifted to Peshawar. Security forces also rounded up scores of locals after the incident.
Earlier, security forces arrested 150 residents of Akkakhel tribe during an operation against poppy cultivators. Security forces also engaged the arrested tribesmen in destruction of the standing poppy crop cultivated over a vast area. Forces also recovered a huge quantity of charas and weapons during the operation.
The seized charas was later put on fire while most of the arrested tribesmen were released after engaging them in poppy destruction for several hours.
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